Digital Art as Investment: NFT, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain 


Date: 8 October, Friday

Time: 5-6pm HKT

Venue: DAFA Seminar Area, 1F Asia Standard Tower 

Format: Webinar/ Seminar

Speakers:  Stacy Ho; Keith Grossman, TIME; Paul Howard, BlockFi

Moderator: James Quinn, Q9

Language: English

From art and music to video games and events, NFTs are transforming the way we buy, sell, own, transfer and value digital assets. With leading experts from the crypto and NFT sector, the panel discussion focuses on how crypto and blockchains are enabling “digital scarcity” and transforming the investment landscape in art and beyond, uncovering latest trends in digital art, and cryptos that underpin the NFT ecosystem. How do decentralised art marketplaces work, and what are some of the things we need to pay attention to as digital art investors?


Keith Grossman

President, TIME

Keith A. Grossman is the President of TIME, where he oversees all business, technology and operational responsibility for the brand. Previously, Keith served as the Global Chief Revenue Officer for Bloomberg Media where he was responsible for the growth of their various media platforms. He was also part of the core team to launch QuickTake by Bloomberg, a 24/7 social, mobile news platform. Prior to Bloomberg, Keith was the Associate Publisher of WIRED as well as Ars Technica.

Keith is currently the Chairman of Adweek's Advisory Board and has been named to the Adweek 50, which recognizes the 50 most indispensable individuals in media, marketing and tech, from 2013 through 2018 and in 2020.

Under Keith's leadership at Bloomberg, the team won a Gold Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate
Media & TV Awards in 2019 for their partnership with Hyundai on a series titled, Art +
Technology, and his teams at WIRED and Ars Technica were each recognized with Project
Isaac Awards, celebrating true invention across the media and marketing industry.

He is a Board Member of New York Cares, New York's largest volunteer network connecting
individuals within their philanthropic passions and, previously, was an Adjunct Professor at

Keith is a graduate of Cornell University and currently resides in New York City with his wife,
Catherine, and daughter, Ellie.

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Stacy Ho

Community Advisor

Stacy is an author, blogger and tech enthusiast. She is the Community Advisor of MOVE Network. She is passionate about blockchain and believes that NFTs will be a gamechanger for many industries including entertainment, education, media and digital art. As an advisor, she supports blockchain and NFTs with years of experience in the crypto world, Helped and introduced NFT projects to collectors who never purchased any crypto art to understand and participate.With discovering innovative NFT solutions over the past years, she is so delighted to share MOVE Network’s NFT solutions and how blockchain technology could play apart in the coming future.

MOVE Network is a leading NFT aggregator covering a wide spectrum of NFT products. MOVE Network allows enterprises and start-ups to capture value by using blockchain technologies to trade, stake, create, and auction NFTs. Users can utilize the MOVE Network to own and trade NFT IPs in entertainment, movie, music, artwork, and esports.

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Paul Howard

Director, BlockFi

Paul Howard is Director of BlockFi. A blockchain enthusiast since 2012, Paul has a background in Computer Science and spent over 15 years working at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.  Bringing together a technical appreciation of Blockchain, a love of art and cryptocurrency, Paul has been a headline speaker at regional events specialized in DeFi, CeFi, VC, Lending and NFT.

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James Quinn

Managing Partner, Q9 Capital

James Quinn is the Managing Partner of Q9, a full-service digital asset platform serving private wealth individuals, family offices and corporates.


James is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur having led financial services businesses and new ventures across multiple asset classes in Asia, North and South America. He has almost 25 years of experience in capital markets with a focus on client service, trading and risk management.  


Before joining Q9, James was Head of Markets at Kenetic Capital, a crypto and blockchain focused firm in Hong Kong, and previously served as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in equity derivatives, leading their index trading business across APAC. He has also held senior positions at Credit Suisse, and The MTI Company.


James holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in analytical finance, statistics and economics.

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